senate Bill S4304

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the FIRST robotics competition and grant program; appropriation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Mar 07, 2019 referred to finance

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S4304 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A671
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §3641-c, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S3875, A5736

S4304 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ("FIRST") robotics competition and appropriates funds for the grant program to fund high school participation in the competition and to encourage study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

S4304 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4304 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4304

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, HELM-
  ING, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SEWARD, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the For
  Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ("FIRST")  grant
  program; and making an appropriation therefor

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3641-c
to read as follows:
  § 3641-C. FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF  SCIENCE  AND  TECHNOLOGY
ROBOTICS  LEAGUE  PARTICIPATION  ("FIRST") GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL ESTABLISH THE FIRST GRANT PROGRAM AND  THE  FIRST  ROBOTICS
COMPETITION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER
ADOPTED  FOR  SUCH  PURPOSE.  WITHIN  THE  AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED FOR THIS
PURPOSE, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL AWARD GRANTS ON A COMPETITIVE  BASIS  TO
PUBLIC  AND PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENCOURAGING STUDY IN
THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH.
  2. ELIGIBILITY. A. APPLICANTS MUST BE A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH  SCHOOL
IN THE STATE THAT HAS A SCHOOL SPONSORED ROBOTICS CLUB OR A TEAM PARTIC-
IPATING, OR INTENDING TO PARTICIPATE, IN A FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION.
  B. APPLICANTS MUST ESTABLISH A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSES OF DESIGN-
ING,  BUILDING  AND/OR  PROGRAMMING  THE  TEAM'S ROBOT WITH AT LEAST ONE
OTHER SPONSOR, WHICH SHALL BE A BUSINESS, INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING
OR TECHNOLOGICAL SCHOOL.
  3. APPLICATIONS. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSIONER BY
JUNE FIRST OF EACH YEAR FOR GRANTS TO BE MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC
YEAR. ALL GRANTS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE  APPLICANT  OBTAINING  MATCHING
FUNDS FROM OTHER SOURCES OF AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT OF THE GRANT.
  4.  AWARDS.  A.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL GRANT AWARDS IN THE AMOUNT OF
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SCHOOLS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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